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Two imposing landmarks greeted my great grandparents upon their arrival in America

Lady Liberty & the Brooklyn Bridge


This is a chromolithograph copy of a painting by Andrew W. Melrose of New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge originally printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons in 1887, the same year my great grandparents arrived at the immigration depot known as Castle Garden from Germany.

One of the iconic images of New York City that greeted my great grandparents upon their arrival was the Brooklyn Bridge, designed by a fellow countryman named Johann Röbling. The bridge is pictured in the distance.


A disrupting force such as Trump may be the answer, says filmmaker David Lynch

He is undecided about Donald Trump. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” While Trump may not be doing a good job himself, Lynch thinks, he is opening up a space where other outsiders might. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”